Chilean miners

  • January 1, 2011   BY Larisa Epatko 

    It was a year of earthquakes and volcanoes, floods and toxic spills, but 2010 also saw thwarted terrorist attacks and the joyous release of 33 miners in Chile from the Earth’s rocky depths. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko  

    It was a year of earthquakes and volcanoes, floods and toxic spills, but 2010 also saw thwarted terrorist attacks and the joyous release of 33 miners in Chile from the Earth’s rocky depths. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko  

    The complicated mission to save 33 men from the collapsed San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, which ended successfully Wednesday night, will cost an estimated $10 million to $20 million, according to Chilean President Sebastian Pinera. Continue reading

  • October 12, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Thirty-three men have been trapped in a gold and copper mine in Copiapo, Chile, since it collapsed on Aug. 5. Starting late Tuesday, a pod painted in the colors of the Chilean flag will begin lifting them one-by-one to the surface in a process expected to last two days. Continue reading